Find a HEARTplay group near you

HEARTplay currently offers peer-support groups for children, teens, and young adults in Wayland and Newton. All groups require registration and are offered on an on-going basis. Participants are encouraged but not required to attend regularly and some groups have a co-occurring caregiver support group. All groups are facilitated by experienced mental health counselors and utilize the expressive arts to engage participants in activities to remember and honor their person as well as to develop emotional awareness and coping skills. The most important factor in HEARTplay groups, though, is that participants get to be with other kids who have also experienced a death, which, as many participants have said, helps them to feel less alone. 
In the interest of continuing to offer support and connection while prioritizing the health and safety of our participants and staff, we are currently offering HEARTplay groups via video conferencing on Zoom.
Please see the calendar below for Summer 2020 group dates and times.
Registration is required. If you are new to the HEARTplay program please register here.


Newton MA

Grades 1-6

Co-occurring caregiver group

Meets one Saturday per month



Wayland MA

Pre-school, elementary, and teen groups offered

Co-occurring caregiver group during elementary group

Meets one Saturday per month



Wayland MA
HEARTplay After-School

Elementary and teen groups

Dinner provided

Meets two Wednesdays per month



Wayland MA
HEARTplay Young Adult is designed for late high school and college aged individuals. It is a peer-support bereavement group focused on issues particular to the transitional time of young adulthood including: leaving home after a loss, meeting new people, finding support and outlets for your grief, time management, and the importance of self-care.

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